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Arizona Tax Credit

Your donation of up to $1,000 for a couple filing jointly or $500 for a single tax filer may qualify for the Arizona Foster Care Qualifying Organization Tax Credit.


The caregiver journey is so fulfilling, but it can require specific supports to help keep you and your family healthy.  Parent Mentor Partners are available to team with you!  Our Caring for Caregivers project provides counseling for those who do not have insurance coverage.

Expanding to Northern and Southwest Arizona!

We are pleased to expand our Children’s Basic Needs program to the Prescott, Flagstaff, Show Low and Yuma areas this year.  Family Support Services are available online and watch for Family Connection events in 2023!


See our Local Resources for families page


AZAFAP’s Recycle Your Bicycle project collects your used bicycles and refurbishes them to like-new condition and gives them to kids who have experienced foster care in December! A huge thank you to the community for all of the donations at 5 locations throughout the valley!


What We Believe

The Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents was founded in 2003 to serve the foster, adoptive and kinship families who care for  Arizona’s most vulnerable children. We are all volunteers, and all foster and adoptive parents.

We believe there is strength in numbers, and in speaking with one voice for Arizona’s foster and adoptive families. Please join us and help to make all of us stronger and better in our service to the children in Arizona!

Listen Online

Be Kind Always

Listen to this Be Kind Always podcast with our Executive Director, Nancy Williams, and host, Charlie Huero, to learn about how the association embraces and supports families who love children from Arizona’s foster care system.  AZAFAP has 4 main program areas that include great connection events like picnics and family camps, engaging parent training and child development opportunities, and exciting gifting of new shoes for school and holiday gifts.  Many resources are mentioned as well as information about how to help kids in foster care.  Learn how to get involved!

Help Us today!

Your donations go toward serving the foster, kinship and adoptive families who care for Arizona’s most vulnerable children.

You can donate until April 15, 2023 for your
2022 tax year credit!


AZAFAP invites all foster, adoptive and kinship families in Arizona to join our Association for FREE.

Premier memberships, that include extra member benefits, are available per couple or individual membership.

Our Mission

With the goal of increasing the stability, well-being, and connection of Arizona’s foster, kinship, and adoptive families and their children, our purpose is to strengthen and encourage those families through education, financial and emotional support, relationships, and providing opportunity for a voice throughout their journey.

                                           -Adopted 1.21.23



Holiday Toy & Bike Gifts

School Shoe Shopping

Family Picnics

Family Camps



Self-Injury Revisited

This is a follow up to last month’s blog about kids who spend lots of time in their heads chewing on all the awful things that have happened to them in their short lives. We concluded with recognizing the value of writing or talking about the painful stuff but...

Relief from Pain; Physical or Emotional: Rumination 101

If you watched the Super Bowl, you may have seen that great ad that had these giant rabbits dragging people down huge holes. Very catchy but I have no idea what it was advertising. But I do love a good rabbit hole… I started out thinking I’d write about the confusing...

Because I said so, that’s why! :Accountability 101

(5-minute read) I’ve gotten hooked on a TV show on the History Channel: Alone. I enjoy several things about it. The variety of skill sets brought to the situation by the group of contestants is truly impressive. Some approach the experience with great shows of bravado...

Time, Trauma, and Healing: The Consequences of Trauma

“The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.” H. G. Wells Put more gently: The path of least resistance is rarely the path of wisdom. “The path of least resistance leads to crooked rivers and crooked men.” Henry David Thoreau I remember getting new carpet...

Really, Really Want: Is Fost-Adopt really for you?

What are the unique pitfalls and blessings of committing to Fost-Adopt status? Is it right for you? Since I consider it the most complicated of the three options (Adoptive Parenting, Foster Parenting, and Fost-Adopt Parenting) I’d like to focus on that today. Before...

Years Serving Families

Statewide Premier Families

events in 2022

recycled bikes given to children

Get In Touch

Our Location:

14202 N. 73rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85381

Phone: 602-884-1801

Fax: 602-274-4384

Email: info@azafap.org

AZAFAP Hours: M-F: 9:00am - 3:00pm